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Topical and contemporary, this book explores a number of current issues relating to reproduction. Critically analyzing medical ethics and the law in a variety of jurisdictions, it makes suggestions on reforming the law in the UK. Looking at the relationship between the law and medical ethics in a number of jurisdictions, including Germany, the US, France, the Republic of Ireland, Australia, the Netherlands and Belgium, the author examines: embryo research failed sterilization the fertility of the incompetent international initiatives, such as the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Dignity of the Human Being with regard to the application of biology and medicine. This is a valuable book for those studying law and medical healthcare law.
Table of Contents
I. Introduction: reproductive ethics, the interests involved and the use of law to regulate reproduction; II. Controlling the fertility of the incompetent (considering the law in EnglandWales; Canada; Germany and the USA); III. Liability for harm caused by a failed sterilisation (considering the law in EnglandWales; Franceand the Netherlands.); IV. Medically assisted reproduction (including a discussion of the law relating to saviour siblings and genetic testing, considering the law in Englandand Wales, Italy and Germany); V. Embryo research (including embryonic stem cell research (considering the law in the UK; the Netherlands and Germany.); VI. Abortion (considering the law in the UK; Germany; the Republic of Ireland and the USA.); VII. Court authorised obstetric intervention: caesareans and blood transfusions.Considering the law in Englandand Walesand the USA.); VIII. Conclusions; IX. Appendices: including for example a translation of the paragraphs relating to abortion of the German Penal Code.